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 Morrison, John S.
Born: 10/11/1936
Died: 01/19/2016
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Morrison, John S.

Morrison, John S. age 79 of the Cranberry Lake section of Byram Twp., died unexpectedly Tuesday January 19th, 2016 at the Morristown Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Born in Bellville, NJ he grew up in Short Hills and had lived many years in Chatham before moving to Byram Twp. over thirty years ago.

Son of the George S. and Ruth (Bossle) Morrison, John was a graduate of the Millburn High School class of 1954. He had also attended Paul Smith College studying Forestry. John had proudly served in the US National Guard and had a long career as a Construction Superintendent for D’Annunzio Construction, Scafar Construction and Rock Solid Construction Co. of Newark until his retirement in 1998.

An Eagle Scout, He was still an active supporter of Scouting. John was a talented hardwood carver creating beautiful decoys and the like. He enjoyed the great outdoors, bird watching and canoeing. Mr. Morrison had a great sense of humor and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

John was pre deceased by a sister in law Diane Jurick. He is survived by his loving wife of twenty nine years Fern (Anderson) Morrison, his sons Douglas S. of Sarasota FL, Kevin S. of Germany and Garrett S. and his wife Ruth Morrison of Montclair, his grandchildren Noemi and Sefina Morrison as well as his sister Kathleen and her husband Bruce Rex of Chatham. Also surviving are his brother in law Jack and his wife Barbara Anderson, Brother in law George Jurick and sister in law Marcia Bruno as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

             Funeral Services will be held Tuesday January 26, 2016 at 10:30 AM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ 07860. Visitation will be in the funeral home Monday Jan. 25th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials in John’s memory may be made to either the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research www.michaeljfox.org or the American Heart Association www.heart.org
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So sorry for the loss of such a kind good man. I still have the spoon he carved. Blessings, Sally
Dear Fern and family members, Bob and I are so sorry to hear of John's passing. We know he was such a kind and talented man. May God be with you all during this difficult time. Thinking of you, Bob and Debby Gewecke
Deborah S. Gewecke
Hazel and I were sorry to learn of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jim Oldham
Such a good neighbor for over 30 years, we too treasure the wooden spoon and jewelry box he carved so lovingly, and all the tools he shared in times of crisis! Cranberry Lake will remember his kind heart, soft manner and love of nature always. He and Bear are together again, we love you, Fern...
Jo Ann & Bob Jones
Dear Fern, We were very sorry to learn of John's passing. He was always very pleasant and we enjoyed his company in the few times that we were in his presence. We wish you well and we're sorry we couldn't attend the services. Bud & Sue Ruehle
Bud Ruehle
I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. May God almighty, father of tender mercies and all comfort continue to strengthen you all (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). How eager we all are to see the fulfillment of Gods promise to completely remove death, tears, mourning, outcry and pain (Revelation 21:4). The Bible also provides assurance of the resurrection hope for our dead loved ones (John 5:25). May these promises from God bring you comfort. You can learn more about Gods purposes at www.jw.org
Zinne Suji
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